The Practice of Decolonizing Migration Studies

Vilna Bashi*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Decolonizing thought, a useful effort for academics committed to social justice and equity, requires examining the colonial and imperial premises undergirding scholarship and teaching. I explain what I think it takes to develop a decolonial approach to migration studies, offer examples from in my own career, and end with some suggestions for scholars interested in decolonizing migration studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-895
Number of pages10
JournalSociological Forum
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2023


  • academic scholarship
  • colonial logics
  • decolonize
  • global racial structures
  • imperialism
  • migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


Dive into the research topics of 'The Practice of Decolonizing Migration Studies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this